England: London (Humanities)
|Estimated Dates:||Early September - Mid December|
|Program Focus:||Regional Area Study with Humanities Emphasis|
|Prerequisites:||Minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.|
|Fall 2020 Program Leader:||
Dean of Spiritual Life
This humanities program is based in London, England and has been developed in conjunction with IES Abroad, which will be the transcripting authority for the program.
Students will take their courses and maintain residence at Queen Mary College, located in East London. Queen Mary (QM), established in 1887, is an affiliated college of the University of London.
Students will take 12 to 15 semester credits of courses at QM. At least 8 semester credits must be in the humanities. Remaining credits may be in whatever subject students wish, as long as the course has transfer approval from the registrar.
One course (4 credits) course will be a humanities course taught by the faculty program leader.
The program also includes group travel to Scotland and points of interest in England. Students will live in campus dormitories.
About the Program Leader: Dean Duntley’s professional interests include spirituality and social justice, interfaith dialogue, biomedical ethics and health care allocation, moral philosophy, the history of Christian ethics, and the role of moral discourse and persuasion in social change. He has taught graduate school courses in ethics, and undergraduate courses in religious studies and in the core program. Dean Duntley has traveled to France, England and Scotland and has a special interest in Celtic spirituality and symbolism.
Requirements Fulfilled: This program fulfills the 8-credit International Studies general education requirement.
Credits: Credit earned varies based on courses completed. Students may earn up to 19 credits. Overloads are not permitted.
Additional courses will be chosen from the Queen Mary course offerings at large. (University Prerequisites apply. Two of the courses must be in the humanities.) Credit per course may vary – the program leader will assist with planning a full schedule.
2019-2020 Fee Breakdown*
Total Fee (includes Tuition & Program Fee): $33,480
Program Fee: $7,307
Included in the program fee are room/housing, board/meals, and administrative fees. Not included are airfare, passport and visa expenses, primary insurance coverage, photographs, books, immunizations, and incidentals.
*Fees are updated every February for the following academic year.
Stipend: Students will receive a stipend to cover the cost of meals and transportation costs not covered by the program fee.
Estimated Airfare (Round Trip PDX to LHR): $800 - $1,500
Estimated Health Insurance Fee: $1,350.50
All students participating in overseas programs are automatically enrolled in iNext, a supplemental travel insurance program. The fee for iNext is covered in the program cost. However, students are also required to have comprehensive health insurance during their time abroad. All students participating in overseas programs, both abroad and domestic, are automatically enrolled in the College’s student health insurance program. Similar to a regular semester on-campus, students participating in overseas programs may waive enrollment in the student health insurance program if they have other comprehensive health insurance (e.g., through a parent, guardian or employer) that 1) provides coverage for them in the geographic region in which they will be studying and 2) includes mental health benefits. Click here for more information regarding health insurance & overseas programs.
Application Process: This program has a dual application process. Student must first submit a Lewis & Clark Application one year before the start of the program. Once admitted by Lewis & Clark, the students will receive instructions for submitting their secondary application to IES and Queen Mary College and will receive a separate notification letter of admission. Please keep a digital copy of your essays and other application materials as you will need to submit these similar materials to IES. Please note that this secondary application process can be as late as the semester preceding your scheduled participation.
The semester before the program, students who have been accepted will meet regularly for orientation. This orientation is meant to prepare the students for life in London by exploring literature and culture, and provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the logistical details of the program.
For more information about the application process, click here.
Travel: Students usually fly into the London Heathrow airport (LHR). From there, they will meet with the group and prepare for their 10-day excursion in Scotland.
Visa: Students will be required to apply for a visa in order to participate in this program. More information will be provided upon admission to the program.
Country-Specific Health Information: Click here to view specific health information for people traveling to the United Kingdom.
State Department Country Information: Click here to visit the State Department’s United Kingdom page.